New Yorkers aren’t known to be patient people—and thanks to Deliv’s latest acquisition, they don’t have to be.
Silicon Valley start-up Deliv, which crowdsources drivers to offer swift last-mile logistics, has bought Manhattan’s same-day delivery service Zipments.
“Zipments has established itself as the leader of same-day delivery in New York City and the team has done a magnificent job building up its profitable business in this prime and complex market,” Daphne Carmeli, founder and chief executive officer of Deliv, said in a statement released Monday. “When you consider that one of the keys to our business is route density, joining forces enhances operational efficiencies. We also share a similar philosophy, similar business model and similar clients, so Zipments is a great match for us on multiple levels.”
With this purchase, Deliv—which operates in 17 markets and works with the likes of Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Kohl’s and Express, among others—has expanded its reach to more than 4,000 clients nationwide. Zipments’ New York City user base includes Diane von Furstenberg, Ted Baker and Trina Turk as well as large corporations that need to send packages across town.
While terms of the deal were not disclosed, Zipments raised a $2.25 million seed round led by FirstMark Capital and Huron River Ventures in 2013.
“Deliv is the de facto leader in same-day delivery for omnichannel retailers and has one of the largest same-day delivery footprints in the nation,” said Garrick Pohl, founder and CEO of Zipments. “We’re thrilled to join such a great team to further disrupt last-mile logistics in retail.”
It’s Deliv’s second such acquisition this year—it bought Chicago-based WeDeliver back in June—and should help the company get a leg up on Uber in the Big Apple. Last month, the on-demand car service officially launched UberRush in New York City to offer on-demand delivery for local merchants through partnerships with Shopify and BigCommerce.